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Suggest treatment for peripheral neuropathy

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Posted on Fri, 21 Aug 2015
Question: I AM DESPERATE. I AM AT MY LAST STRAW20 YEARS OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY-CAUSED BY CHEMICAL VINCRISTINE-PERMANENT NERVE DAMAGE-NO ANTIDOT-JUST PAINKILLERS. DIAGNOSED OUT OF THE BLUE WITH NON-HODGKN'S YMPHOMA STAGE 4-GIVE A YEAR TO LIVE. A PIONEER STEM CELL TRANSPLANT N 1996 SAVED MY LIFE. SINCE THEN I HAVE HAD 6 OTHER CANCERS-A MIRACLE! I HAVE SPENT $400,000 ON ALTERNATIVES WITH MINIMAL SUCCESS-UNIQUE PAIN-BURNING, TINGLING, ETC-THE MOST UNUSUAL IS THE 24 HOUR XXXXXXX HAMMER PAIN. TRIED EVERYTHING-OPIODS, ANTI-SEIZUR-ANTI-DEPRESSANTS-HELP A BIT-THEN NOTHING-I AM NOW TRYING 50 MCG FENTANYL PAIN PATCH-WHAT'S NEXT-APPRECIATE ANY THOUGHTS-THANKS-XXXX-YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
TENS could improve symptoms.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your query and understand your concerns.

Sorry to hear what you have been through.

If this can help, I would recommend TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) procedure to reduce your pain.

It is a procedure done at neurologic institutions, with good control of symptoms against all causes of peripheral neuropathy, so there is need to discuss with a Neurologist about it.

Hope I've been of help.

Wishing you good health.
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Brief Answer: TENS could improve symptoms. Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for using HCM. I have read your query and understand your concerns. Sorry to hear what you have been through. If this can help, I would recommend TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) procedure to reduce your pain. It is a procedure done at neurologic institutions, with good control of symptoms against all causes of peripheral neuropathy, so there is need to discuss with a Neurologist about it. Hope I've been of help. Wishing you good health.